Guidelines for Owners, Operators and Masters for Protection against Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Region
(To be read in conjunction with BMP4)
Piracy and armed robbery (hereafter referred to as piracy) in the Gulf of Guinea region is an established criminal activity and is of increasing concern to the maritime sector. With attacks becoming more widespread and violent, including the increase in kidnapping for ransom, industry has now identified an urgent need to update these Guidelines. They also now take into account the regionally established Maritime Trade Information Centre (MTISC).